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Author Saunders, Simon
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Subject Domain (in DDC) Computer science, information & general works ♦ Data processing & computer science
Subject Keyword Priori Symmetry ♦ Physical Theory ♦ Special Symmetry ♦ Classical Mechanic ♦ Parity-violating Theory ♦ Relative Orientation ♦ Mirror Symmetry ♦ Quantum Mechanic
Abstract Abstract. A relationist will account for the use of ‘left’and ‘right’ in terms of relative orientations, and other properties and relations invariant under mirroring. This analysis will apply whenever mirroring is a symmetry, so it certainly applies to classical mechanics; we argue it applies to any physical theory formulated on a manifold: it is in this sense an a priori symmetry. It should apply in particular to parity-violating theories in quantum mechanics; mirror symmetry is only broken in such theories as a special symmetry. 1
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